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Council for the Relief of Palestine Arab RefugeesSands of Sorrow (1950)

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On the plight of Arab refugees from the Arab-Israeli war. Dorothy Thompson speaks on the refugee problem. Refugees live in tents in the Gaza Strip, are given blankets and food by Egyptian soldiers, and receive flour from UNICEF. A Lebanese priest conducts services. Refugees work as plumbers, carpenters, tailors, and shoemakers in the city of Jerusalem. Doctors vaccinate refugees against disease. Shows the squalid living conditions in refugee camps, starving children, and emphasizes the hopeless condition of the refugees.



This movie is part of the collection: Short Format Films

Producer: Council for the Relief of Palestine Arab Refugees
Audio/Visual: sound, black and white
Keywords: Documentary; Palestine; Gaza; refugees

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Average Rating: 4.33 out of 5 stars4.33 out of 5 stars4.33 out of 5 stars4.33 out of 5 stars4.33 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: Eva Vikstrom - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 10, 2009
Subject: The Arab-Israeli War
When will there be a stop to the seemingly endless sufferings of civilians in this area?
Reviewer: shekissesfrogs - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 17, 2008
Subject: History denied does not make it so.
jimelena, These refugees did originate from this area. It's an act of historical ethnic cleansing to deny it. While you want to explore whether or not these people were residents of Palestine, At the same time, keep in mind - Who denies it and what is the benefit?
There are many historical documents that detail their history, but maybe you will believe your own eyes with pictures. Viewing these pictures, it's striking to me all of the history and culture that has been lost, and it's such a shame because it was exotically beautiful.
http://memory.loc.gov/pp/pphome.html
Some of the same are here, without bibliographic information but there are some pictures viewable here, that aren't large enough to see on the gov site without buying them.
Reviewer: jimelena - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 13, 2006
Subject: Oh man.
First let's look at the historic population of Palestine, then make a judgement.
Second, find out where these refugees originated from, it wasn't Palestine.
European intervention the previous 100 years in Palestine before this should be examined also.
It will take a lot of reading, don't just assume this movie is accurate.
Reviewer: on-a-quest - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 14, 2006
Subject: Israeli War Crimes
instead of wondering why saudi arabia was not helping the refugees you have to ask why are the palestinian refugees in the first place.You cannot deny the fact that the palestinians are the modern version of the native americans. They were kick out their homes in the most unhumane fashion possible.Israel has committed and still is committing crimes against humanity.David Ben Gurion who is know as the chief architect of the state of Israel and revered as Father of the Nation said it best:

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.âÂÂ
Reviewer: Amfortas - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 9, 2006
Subject: What a piognant and sad historic film,,,
And to the reviewer above , this was the 1950's , at that time Suadi Arabia was not a wealthy country yet.
Reviewer: bestpbx - 1.00 out of 5 stars - July 7, 2006
Subject: Where are their Arab "brothers"
Someone explain to me why any Arab would have to live in a refugee camp under squalid or any other kind of conditions?
Why don't the wealthy Arabic nations help these people? Saudi Arabia has piles of money.
There is something fishy about this.

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